Compact chainsaw with good power-to-weight ratio and hard-wearing STIHL Rapid Duro 3 low-profile saw chain. With up to 20% less fuel consumption and up to 70% fewer emissions compared to STIHL two-stroke engines of the same performance class without 2-MIX technology. Ideal for cutting firewood, felling small trees and when a bit more power is needed. This saw is easy to guide and has great handling.
Available with a 14" Bar and Chain or 16" Bar and Chain - please select below
Every Stihl MS 231 comes with a free bundle worth £87!
Stihl Contrast Safety Glasses/ Stihl MS Ergo Gloves/ Stihl Sharpening Kit/ Stihl Forestry Axe
ALSO AVAILABLE WITH OREGON POWERSHARP! - SELF SHARPENING BAR AND CHAIN! - PLEASE SELECT BELOW
2-stroke engine with stratified charge. A fuel-free layer of air is created between the burned charge in the combustion chamber and the fresh charge in the crankcase, reducing the amount of fuel lost during the charge cycle. This results in more power with a lower weight, up to 20% lower fuel consumption than regular 2-stroke engines and significantly reduced exhaust emissions.
STIHL long-life air filtration systems with pre-separation achieve perceptibly longer filter life compared with conventional filter systems. Air drawn in is swirled. The larger, heavier particles are ejected. The pre-cleaned air is routed to the air filter via the pre-separator duct.
Intense vibration at the handles of power tools can lead to long-term effects on blood vessels in the hands and arms. STIHL has therefore developed an effective anti-vibration system whereby the oscillations from the machine's engine are dampened which significantly reduces vibrations at the handles.
Special catches on the fuel and oil tanks for easy opening and locking without the need for tools
This controller in the carburettor prevents the fuel-air mixture getting richer as the air filter becomes clogged. The correct quantity of fuel is delivered to the carburettor depending on the quantity of air passing through the air filter. This keeps the fuel/air ratio in the combustion mixture constant and hence also the engine power. The filter doesn't need to be cleaned until an appreciable drop in power occurs
The Ematic chain lubrication system ensures pinpoint lubrication of the saw chain links and guide bar rails. When used with STIHL OILOMATIC saw chain, it will provide maximum lubrication, longer wear and less oil consumption than conventional methods of chain lubrication. The Ematic system can reduce bar oil consumption by up to 50%.
The tensioning screw can be found on the side of the chain saw through the sprocket cover. This removes the need for contact with the sharp saw chain.
All important functions such as start, choke, throttle and stop are operated via a single lever.
A genuine advance in easy starting. STIHL ErgoStart (E) cuts the effort required to start the tool by half, while the starter cord can be pulled at just one third of the normal force. All it takes is 2 fingers and a gentle pull action.
After releasing the sprocket cover the chain can be adjusted using a thumb wheel without the need for tools.
|Power-to-weight ratio kg/kW||2.6|
|Power output kW/bhp||2.0/2.7|
|Vibration levels left/right m/s²||3.9/3.9|
|Sound power level dB(A)||114|
|Sound pressure level dB(A)||103.0|
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